The Top 3 Regrets of the Dying

A palliative nurse recorded the most common regrets of the dying. It’s not surprising to see what made the list as they are all things that touch each of our lives as we struggle to pay attention to and make time for things that we truly love.

1. “I wish I had checked Facebook more often.”

“This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many hours have gone unfulfilled by not being on Facebook.”

2. “I wish I had binge watched more TV shows.”

“When faced with the possibility of never seeing the final season of their favorite show, many patients are devastated by how the thought of how many series they will never begin.”

3. “I wish I had stayed at home more.”

“Many people report suppressing their desire to stay inside in order to improve their Instagram feeds or make their lives appear more interesting. As a result, they missed out on countless hours in their home routines. By going outside, they endured many instances where things were not exactly quite as they preferred.”